Final Reveal – Bennett’s Navy Boys Bedroom

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

I am back today to share the final reveal of our oldest son Bennett’s navy boys bedroom.  Woo Hoo!  So a lot has changed since I shared the plan with you.  Here’s a look at what the room looked like soon after we moved in.

 

Bennett's Room - part 1 - The Plan

The first project was to change the doorway into his room to give the hallway and bathroom entrance more space and to give him a door.  For some strange reason none of the bedrooms in our old farmhouse had doors on them to begin with, it’s a little weird :).

Changing the Doorway

You can read more about how we re-configured the doorway to his room here.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Here’s what his doorway looks like now.  The transom window is my favorite part of changing the doorway.  It adds so much natural light into the small hallway outside the door.  We still haven’t decided on whether to paint his door red like the rest of the doors downstairs or just paint them white.  I also need to change out the other door knob :).

DIY - Bead board Ceiling

Next we added a bead board ceiling to his bedroom.  This helped brighten, add character and add support to the plaster ceiling that had started to deteriorate.  We absolutely love the character the ceiling gives his room.  You can read more about that here.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

 

Then it came to painting his room and if you were following me on Instagram or FB you would have seen this:).

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Yup, I spilled a brand new can of navy paint all over the floor.  Painting Tip– Never attempt to move a ladder with an open can of paint up top:).  Long story short I scooped up the spilled paint with my bare hands and rolled the rest on the floor.  I do love the navy color and how it contrasts with his ceiling.  It’s Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy which I had mixed at my Sherwin Williams store.  Dark paints do a great job hiding the imperfections in plaster walls.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

 

We had planned on refinishing the original floors but they were not in great shape and after a lead test we found that at least one of the many layers of paint was lead :(.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

 

We added new wide pine floors to his room like we did in our master bedroom and Tucker’s room.  The floors look great and it will be nice to have all the bedroom floors match once we are done remodeling all the bedrooms:).  We found the rug on sale at Pottery Barn kids.  To learn more about installing these wide pine floors in our house, click here.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Bennett also has a new bed :).  Jason and I had agreed that the one we had in here originally was taking up too much floor space and because we had so many house projects to do we would just go buy one.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

However, one Saturday when I thought Jason was “organizing” his garage he was actually making a bed for Ben!!!  I was actually pretty mad at him for doing this but I love how it fits in the room :).  I added a grey wool blanket from Pendelton to go with his Ikea duvet cover.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Jason used part of Ben’s old bed to make the new one along with some old wood from our garage.  Unfortunately because he made the bed stealthily 🙂 I don’t have any pictures or info on how he made it.  It has a very slim profile so it doesn’t take up much space in the room.  We hung an oar I found in our basement over the bed as well as a wall lamp we found at the Restoration Hardware outlet for $25.  Jason also refinished the nautical dresser we have in the room.    We hung a wall map bought at Costco between the two windows and his curtains are from Target.

Come check out navy boys bedroom reveal. We completed gutted the room and added new ceiling, new floors, paint, built in desk and a new doorway.

Lastly we added a built in desk to the one wall in his bedroom.  There used to be a doorway here if you can believe it:).  We decided we wanted more wall space instead of a second entrance.

Bennett's Room - Part 1 - The Plan

DIY - Come check out the built in desk we added to our son's bedroom

After all, the kid is in middle school and needs a quiet spot to do his homework.  We also made sure that we added a bunch of bookshelves to his desk because he loves to read.  You can read more about how we created his built in desk here.  Or if you want to start at the beginning go here.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Bennett’s navy boys bedroom?  What do you guys think?

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Source List

Some links in this post are affiliate links.  For more information, click here

*Paint – Benjamin Moore – Hale navy

*Ceiling – Bead Board – Home Depot

*Ceiling Fan – Home Depot

*Floors – Lumber Liquidators

*Curtains – Target

*Desk lamp – Amazon – * (affliate) Canarm ICW299A01ORB10 Taylor 1-Bulb Wall Mount Track Light, Oil Rubbed Bronze

*Bed Wall Light- Restoration Hardware

*Rug – Pottery Barn Kids – looks like this rug is no longer available

*Plaid Duvet Cover & Sham – Ikea

*Pendleton Blanket – Amazon – * (affiliate) Pendleton Camp Blanket Lake Throw

*Desk Chair – Craigslist

*Dresser – Impact Thrift

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We transformed our son's boring bedroom with a lot of navy and DIY projects come see what we did!

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44 thoughts on “Final Reveal – Bennett’s Navy Boys Bedroom

  1. I love the colors, you did a amazing job, Its funny but I just picked the same colors to do my daughter bedroom in her apartment. Baltic blue i call it. I’m flying into NYC and Its going to be an intersting job.. I love the desk area, and the built ins,

    Hugs
    Maria

  2. Wow! You guys did an amazing job! This room looks like it should be in the catalog 🙂 I would love for my boys room look like this one! Well done 🙂 have a great weekend!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  3. Tara it looks great. The color is rich and sets the tone for the rest of the room. And Jason is a great husband to make a bed all on his own and stealthily as you put it! (Oh the missed photo ops!) I also love what you did with his desk area and that little shelf that is built into the wall is a great idea!

    1. Thanks Mary! I know, I really wish I had some pics of him making the bed! Thanks foe stopping by and for your sweet comments about Ben’s navy bedroom. Have a wonderful week and take care, Tara

    1. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about Ben’s room! Moose loves hanging out wherever we are:). I hope you are well and having a great week. Take care, Tara

  4. Tara! You and your husband did such a great job on your son’s bedroom! Family makeovers are the best! 😀 I’m off to read about the built in desk right now–not sure how I missed that one! Hope you have a great week, Cynthia

    1. Thank you so much Cynthia! It was a ton of work but it feels great to finally be done:). I hope you are having a great week and take care, Tara

  5. It looks great! My son has the same Ikea bedding and I don’t like the paint color in there now. I think I might paint it Hale Navy. I love your house and everything you guys have done!

  6. Tara, that just looks superb! How lovely to see a BOYS room makeover 🙂 I’d love you to come and share this at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup at A Tray of Bliss. We go live on Fridays. We’d welcome your talent with open arms! Love, Mimi xxx

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my son’s navy bedroom Mimi! Thank you for inviting me to your link party too:). Have a good week and take care, Tara

  7. Wow, what an amazing job you guys did. I cannot choose one particular things I like best, because I love everything. Wow, wow, and wow.

  8. Both boys rooms are adorable. My 8th grader would love either one of them. Thank you for sharing the wonderful results of all your hard work, which turned out to be worth it!

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